Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

Recent Finds in Selby Gardens 2

January 3, 2016






14 responses

  1. Porter

    What a delight to start the day with your transporting photos, Linda! And each day I’m treating myself to one month of the archives. Yesterday it was October, with magical reflections in the Vermillion River.

    Thank you!


    January 3, 2017 at 8:47 AM

    • You’re welcome, Marjorie. Glad you’re having fun with these.


      January 3, 2017 at 10:15 AM

  2. The fish seem to have an inner light. It’s really incredible.


    January 3, 2017 at 4:36 PM

    • Why do you think that might be? Because of their iridescence? Or because the water is so black? (Actually, the little pond’s liner is probably black. The water isn’t.)


      January 3, 2017 at 6:03 PM

      • My guess is that the contrast between the fish and the water is very high, causing the “inner light”. It’s always fun to try to try to find what the technical reason for such a shot is as long as it doesn’t interfere with our appreciation of it.


        January 3, 2017 at 10:31 PM

        • Ah, yes, “as long as [speculating on the technicalities] doesn’t interfere with our appreciation.” Wise.


          January 4, 2017 at 1:53 PM

  3. I love these – the animated quality of the fish – those fabulous curves they make – plus the colors, just delicious! 😉


    January 5, 2017 at 10:55 AM

  4. These are excellent images – I’ve tried taking images of fish in ponds and been so disappointed with them. Any tips to pass on?


    January 6, 2017 at 1:27 PM

    • The black liner on this tiny pond may be what makes the difference. I had a polarizing filter on the lens, which cut down on the reflections; that may have contributed, too. But probably it was mostly luck. 😉


      January 6, 2017 at 5:34 PM

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